Top al-Qaida official killed in drone strike

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Al-Qaida’s number three official, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid has reportedly been killed. He was a top financial chief for al-Qaida and the head of the organization in Afghanistan. Islamist websites say he was killed along with his wife and three children in an American drone strike. Mustafa al-Yazid, also known as Sheikh Said al-Masri, was known as al-Qaida’s money-man, who funded some of the 9/11 attackers. The BBC’s Orla Guerin reports from Islamabad.

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